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Jews raise millions to be ready for coming of the Messiah
« on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 15:21:04 »
JASON KOUTSOUKIS HERALD CORRESPONDENT
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 14, 2009 .


JERUSALEM: Yehuda Glick is a 44-year-old American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem.

Since he became the executive director of the Temple Institute, Mr Glick's main task has been to supervise the manufacture of the utensils the high priests will need when the day arrives.

Crowns and other instruments made of solid gold fill glass cases in the Temple Institute museum in Jerusalem's Old City.

Other artefacts include an array of copper urns, trumpets made of silver and garments to be worn by the High Priest, woven from golden thread.

Musical instruments, including hand-made harps and lyres, lie ready to be brought to life upon the Messiah's appearance.

So, when can we expect this momentous event?

''That is a very good question,'' Mr Glick told the Herald.

''All that we know is that we are now living in the age of miracles and all of those miracles are predicted in the Book as happening on the eve of the end of days. It could well be tomorrow, but it might be another 100 years, or even 400 years.''

We were in the Quarter Cafe in the Jewish sector of Jerusalem's Old City, high on an embankment that overlooks the most contested religious site on Earth.

Jews call it the Temple Mount, or Mount Moriah, and believe it to be the site of the Foundation Stone, the Holy of Holies from where God gathered the dust to create Adam.

Muslims call it Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, and believe it to be the third-holiest site in Islam, from where the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

To Jews the Temple Mount is also the site of the first temple built by King Solomon. After it was destroyed, a second temple was built about 500BC, and stood for 500 years before the Romans destroyed it. Their religion holds that a third temple will be built upon the arrival of the Messiah.

''That is why we have engaged two architects,'' Mr Glick said. ''It will be a modern building, with car parks and elevators, but it will look very much like the Second Temple.''

The Temple Institute museum contains a large-scale model of what the Third Temple will look like, with its main building set to reach a height of 60 metres.

Today, the Temple Mount is dominated by the al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock.

''Al-Aqsa can stay,'' Mr Glick said, pointing to the mosque. ''It's not even on the Temple Mount proper. But we intend to just build over the Dome of the Rock. We might be able to find a way to include it in the Third Temple.''

Mr Glick envisages a house of prayer open to all believers in the monotheistic faiths, Christians, Muslims or Jews.

The Temple Institute has become a fixture on American evangelical tours of Israel. Thanks largely to their donations, it has so far spent $US27 million ($29 million) on preparations.

''We started with $US100,'' Mr Glick said. ''There are 70 million evangelical Christians around the world, and most of them have become Israel's strongest supporters.''

Ordinarily, Israel prevents Jews from visiting the Temple Mount. It so sensitive an area that when the then Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited, accompanied by hundreds of Israeli riot police, in 2000, it sparked a wave of violence that came to be known as the second intifada, or uprising.

''This 'Temple Institute' is a right-wing extremist movement interested in nothing more than provocation,'' said Khatem Abdel Kaber, the Palestinian Authority minister in charge of Jerusalem affairs. ''We will vigorously defend our right to manage this site. No amount of insulting behaviour from these people will succeed in removing us.''

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« Reply #1 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 15:22:52 »
I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

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« Reply #2 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 15:27:48 »
I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.

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« Reply #3 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 15:33:34 »
S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 15:57:15 »
S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I respect your opinion but disagree.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.

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« Reply #5 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:04:46 »
S:

It' s basic dispensational interpretation to make a distinction between the church and Israel.

Otherwise, ppl can get into all sorts of confusion.

If you and I are talking apples and oranges, Friend, it's good to be clear about the distinct ground on which we stand - if we are.

S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I respect your opinion but disagree.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.


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« Reply #6 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:07:57 »
S:

It' s basic dispensational interpretation to make a distinction between the church and Israel.

Otherwise, ppl can get into all sorts of confusion.

If you and I are talking apples and oranges, Friend, it's good to be clear about the distinct ground on which we stand - if we are.

I didn't disagree with your right to state your position, I just disagreed with your position.

S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I respect your opinion but disagree.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.


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« Reply #7 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:26:28 »
S:

Sorry, Friend, we really do seem to be talking apples and oranges, Old Testament versus New, etc.

S:

It' s basic dispensational interpretation to make a distinction between the church and Israel.

Otherwise, ppl can get into all sorts of confusion.

If you and I are talking apples and oranges, Friend, it's good to be clear about the distinct ground on which we stand - if we are.

I didn't disagree with your right to state your position, I just disagreed with your position.

S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I respect your opinion but disagree.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.


Stucky

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« Reply #8 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:45:04 »
S:

Sorry, Friend, we really do seem to be talking apples and oranges, Old Testament versus New, etc.

I don't see the apples and oranges either.  I am speaking about the return of Jesus, period, whether in the pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib rapture.
S:

It' s basic dispensational interpretation to make a distinction between the church and Israel.

Otherwise, ppl can get into all sorts of confusion.

If you and I are talking apples and oranges, Friend, it's good to be clear about the distinct ground on which we stand - if we are.

I didn't disagree with your right to state your position, I just disagreed with your position.

S:

There is truth in that, but events in the world are not linked directly to the Lord Jesus' return to rapture His church (1 Thess. 4), but rather to the subsequent stage of His coming in power and glory.

I respect your opinion but disagree.

I see, but we need to be pointing ppl to the Lord Jesus.

We look to the Savior, rather than to news events, I believe.

I think we are, however, we keep our eyes open to what is going on in the world to see the signs pointing to His soon return.


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Re: Jews raise millions to be ready for coming of the Messiah
« Reply #9 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:49:12 »
S:

Just to be clear, the Lord Jesus' Rapture of the church as 1 Thess. 4 teaches it, can't be all three of pre-trib, mid-trib or post trib.

But, Friend, we are obviously not on the same wavelength.

May the truth of 1 Thess. 4 be a challenge as the Lord's people await His return!

[ I am speaking about the return of Jesus, period, whether in the pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib rapture.[/color]

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« Reply #10 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 16:54:39 »
S:

Just to be clear, the Lord Jesus' Rapture of the church as 1 Thess. 4 teaches it, can't be all three of pre-trib, mid-trib or post trib.

But, Friend, we are obviously not on the same wavelength.

May the truth of 1 Thess. 4 be a challenge as the Lord's people await His return!

No, friend, we most obviously are not.  Where did you read it was "all three"?
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« Reply #11 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 20:48:06 »
The unbelieving Jews of Christ's day should have known from the Scriptures that His day was at hand... but they missed it. I will not be looking to them for any indication of His second coming.

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« Reply #12 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 21:03:49 »
The unbelieving Jews of Christ's day should have known from the Scriptures that His day was at hand... but they missed it. I will not be looking to them for any indication of His second coming.

But I would because the rebuilding of the Temple is one of the signs of His return.

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« Reply #13 on: Fri Dec 04, 2009 - 14:07:08 »
Temple Institute has spent 27 million dollars on preparations for the rebuilding of the Temple     

http://signsofthelastdays.com/


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We live at a time when the signs of the last days are literally being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. One of the most exciting signs that Bible prophecy students love to keep an eye on are preparations for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. In a previous article, we discussed how the Temple Institute in Jerusalem took a giant step towards the rebuilding of the Temple by beginning to rebuild the sacrificial altar. Now it has been revealed that the Temple Institute has already spent approximately 27 million dollars on preparations for the rebuilding of the Temple, and that the Temple Institute intends for this future Temple to be a house of prayer for all "monotheistic religions".

The executive director of the Temple Institute, Yehuda Glick, says that a large portion of the financial support for the Temple Institute actually comes from evangelical Christians.....

''There are 70 million evangelical Christians around the world, and most of them have become Israel's strongest supporters.''

So what have all these funds gone towards so far? Well, the truth is that the Temple Instituted has been extremely busy. The Temple Institute Museum in Jerusalem's Old City contains solid gold service vessels, trumpets made of silver, garments to be worn by future priests made from golden thread, copper urns and many, many other items that have been painstakingly designed to Biblical specifications for use in the future Temple.

So when will this Temple be built?

According to Glick, it will depend on when the Messiah shows up.....

''It could well be tomorrow, but it might be another 100 years, or even 400 years.''

Most Christians understand that Judaism believes that the third temple will be built upon the arrival of the Messiah, but what most Christians do not realize is that the Temple Institute envisions a future Temple that will be "a house of prayer open to all believers in the monotheistic faiths" - Christians, Muslims or Jews.

In fact, Glick says that the Al-Aqsa mosque does not need to be removed for the new Temple to be built.

''Al-Aqsa can stay,'' Glick is quoted in The Age as saying. ''It's not even on the Temple Mount proper. But we intend to just build over the Dome of the Rock. We might be able to find a way to include it in the third temple.''

As surprising as this may be to many evangelical Christians, the truth is that Glick is far from alone in this belief.

For example, A stunning article that was published in the leading journal of religious law in Israel envisioned a scenario under which a "holy revelation" is given to an "authentic prophet" who would authorize that the Temple be rebuilt in peaceful proximity to the Al-Aqsa mosque and nearby Christian shrines. This article echoed Glick's sentiments by discussing the potential for turning the Temple Mount into "God's Holy Mountain" - a "house of prayer" for all people (Isaiah 56:7).

In fact, there is even a Jewish website promoting a vision of "God's Holy Mountain" where all faiths would worship together:

www.godsholymountain.org

This website depicts a harmonious future for the Temple Mount where Muslims, Christians and Jews mingle and pray between the Dome of the Rock and a rebuilt Jewish Temple.

This project is headed up by Jewish members of the Interfaith Encounter Association. This organization is actively encouraging all three religions to adopt a new theological outlook which would allow all three faiths to worship on the Temple mount.

Of course those of us who study the Scriptures know what God would think about such plans.

But could the Antichrist someday pose as the Jewish Messiah and use such expectations to promote the use of the rebuilt Temple for his one world religion?

It is something to think about.

In any event, preparations for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple are heating up as never before, and as students of the prophecies of the last days this is something that we need to continually keep an eye on.

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